Daily Archive: November 21, 2017

100 MB internet for Rs 2: This startup wants to beat Jio at its own game

Reliance Jio stirred the entire telecom space with its free data and unlimited calls. The data war is still on. It all started with Jio, back in September 2016 – and eventually, the rest of the networks followed the trend. In the telecom space today, it’s all about cheap tariff plans and more services. Be it Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL or any other, telcos are coming up with new value for money plans, revamping the old ones almost every other day. Apart from these telecom giants, there are a few startups who are also aiming for the same – to provide “super cheap” data at “super fast” speed at the minimal cost.

A Bengaluru-based start up called Wifi Dabba is among one such startups. This is a 13-month old company that believes data cost in India is very high at present. “We believe that even after the launch of Jio there is a lot of room for price wars to happen and we are certain that we can drop the prices even further,” says Shubhendu Sharma Co-founder of Wifi Dabba.

This Bengaluru-based startup is currently offering a few data packs for the consumers. The cheapest of them all is Rs 2 plan under which the consumers will get 100 MB. It also offers 500 MB at Rs 10 and 1GB of data at Rs 20. The validity for all three data plans is 24 hours. It is noteworthy that these packs only offer data and no calling facility. Meanwhile, Jio offers 0.15GB of data along with unlimited voice calls and SMS at Rs 19 for 1 day.

All the above mentioned plans are for prepaid users – as Shubhendu believes – “90 per cent of data connections in India are prepaid. Not many people want to spend Rs 300 up front and this way, users can buy data when they need.” ET had an interview with Shubhendu – where he spoke about Wifi Dabba’s plans and what it aims to achieve in the future, and also how the entire process works.

How to get these data packs?

The data packs are available in the form of prepaid tokens at local tea stalls or bakeries. These packs are available only in Bengaluru for now. While explaining the entire process, Shubhendu says, “We do not ask our users to download any app. They just need to punch in their mobile numbers, fill in the OTP for verification, punch in the key and connect to the internet.”

He further says – “For anyone who has accessed Wifi in a hotel, the process is very similar, where you connect to the Wifi Dabba network and a browser page opens for you to key in the details.”

How does Wifi Dabba work?

Wifi Dabba is a licensed ISP and provides data facility via small routers powered by fiber optics. These routers are installed in the local kirana shops. Shubhendu believes “fiber optics provides for a more reliable connection as compared to cellular towers, the speed of which degrades depending on the distance.” “We provide a speed of 50 Mbps in a radius of 100-200 metres,” he adds.

As of now, Wifi Dabba has installed around 350 routers or dabbas across Bengaluru and claims to have over 1800 connection requests in-waiting. Wifi Dabba partners with local cable operators to lay the cables. To create a new connection it currently takes approx 6-7 days. However, in the days to come – the number of days to set up a new connection may come down to 3-4 days. “We spend Rs 4000 to roll out one dabba and 20 of these dabbas can achieve what one tower of big companies can, at a fraction of the cost,” claims Sharma.

Wifi Dabba apparently already has a diverse user profile – which mostly include the lower income peoples like masons, barbers and even the -going students – who often have very limited money to spend on the data plans.

Well, how well will Wifi Dabba flourish – this only time will say. And if at all it can compete with the ruling telecom giants like Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and the rest.

GIS mapping of Chennai city launched

Chennai, Nov 21 (PTI) GIS mapping of roads, drains and high rise buildings in Chennai using drones was launched here today by Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani.

“The drones will survey roads, drains and also high rise buildings under the Greater Chennai Corporation, Velumani, who also holds Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme portfolio, he told reporters.

The World Bank funded Rs 6.4 crore project is expected to be completed in 120 days, he said after inaugurating the campaign, titled Preparation of base map using Geo-spatial Technique.’

The drones would cover the 426 square kilometres of the city during the campaign, he said.


SSC Stenographer Grade C And D Results 2017 Will be Declared on Nov 24, 2017

New Delhi, Nov 21: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) would declare the results of SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Exam 2017 on November 24, 2017, on its official website ssc.nic.in. Candidates who had appeared for the SSC Stenographer Grade C And D exam can visit the official website and check their results. Candidates are also advised to visit the SSC website – ssc.nic.in – for the official notification of Stenographer Grade C and D results 2017. The commission had conducted the exam for stenographer post between September 7 and 9, 2017.


Go to the official website – ssc.nic.in

Look for official notification which reads ‘Stenographers Grade C & D Exam 2017 result 2017’

You will be directed to another PDF page with list of candidates who have qualified the exam

Download your result and take a print out of the same for future references

Candidates who qualify the written exam would be called for a skill test by the SSC. The candidates who have qualified the written exam would be notified about the same by SSC’s regional offices. The skill test would be conducted in a medium chosen by the candidates. However, in any case, a candidate failed to fill in the medium for his/her skill test, it would be conducted in English.

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Admit Cards Released

New Delhi, Nov 21: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Tuesday released the admit cards of SSC Scientific Assistant examination on its official website – ssc.nic.in. Applicants who have applied to appear in the SSC Scientific Assistant exam are required to go to the official website and download their admit cards for the exam.


Go to the official website

The following regional links will take you to another page for admit cards
Eastern Region
Kerala Karnataka Region
Southern Region
North Eastern Region
Western Region
Madhya Pradesh Region
Central Region
North Western Region
Northern Region

Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ tab available on the extreme left of the page.

Download your admit card and save it. Take a print-out


Part 1: Paper 1 comprises of general intelligence and reasoning, quantitative aptitude, English language, and comprehension and general awareness.

Part 2: Questions on Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

ऑस्ट्रेलियाई क्रिकेटर ने बनाया टी 20 में सबसे ज्यादा चौकों का रिकॉर्ड

कैनबरा. आस्ट्रेलिया की बेथ मूनी ने टी20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट में सर्वाधिक चौके लगाने का नया रिकार्ड बनाया. लेकिन उनकी दिलकश पारी के बावजूद इंग्लैंड की महिला टीम ने डेनिली वाइट के धमाकेदार शतक से तीसरे टी20 मैच में चार विकेट से जीत दर्ज करके श्रृंखला अपने नाम की.

मूनी ने अपनी नाबाद 117 रन की पारी में 19 चौके लगाये जो कि महिला और पुरूष दोनों वर्गों के टी20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट में नया रिकार्ड है. महिला क्रिकेट में इससे पहले का रिकार्ड आस्ट्रेलिया की ही मेग लैनिंग (18 चौके) के नाम पर था जबकि पुरूष टी20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय मैचों में एक पारी में सर्वाधिक चौके हर्शल गिब्स, आरोन फिंच और ग्लेन मैक्सवेल (तीनों 14) ने लगाये हैं.

We Don’t Sit For Namaz: Omar Abdullah Slams Yogi Adityanath

New Delhi, Nov 21: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has come out in open support of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi while slamming Yogi Adityanath for mocking the Congress leader’s temple visits. Omar Abdullah accused the Uttar Pradesh CM of lying to polarise voters.

“We don’t sit for namaz Yogi ji so when you decide to tell lies to polarise voters how about you lie about things you know about,” Omar tweeted. The National conference leader’s remark was in response to Yogi Adityanath’s statement that Rahul Gandhi wasn’t even aware how to sit for puja.

Provide scheme for relocation of child rape victims: HC

New Delhi, Nov 21 The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government and the legal services authority DSLSA to consider incorporating in the victim compensation scheme a provision for relocation of child victims of sexual abuse.

The suggestion from a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar to the Delhi government and the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) came on an NGO’s plea to revisit the victim compensation scheme.

The NGO, ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’, in its application has claimed that in several cases of child sexual abuse, relocation of the victims and their family would be warranted as they may face threats in future from the accused.

Appearing for the organisation, senior advocate H S Phoolka and advocate Prabhsahay Kaur said the Delhi Victim Compensation Scheme (DVCS) has not addressed this issue.

They said that though the DVCS provided compensation to the victims of rape and other sexual offences, it was silent on the monetary compensation or assistance for relocation of the victim or a change of their residence.

Besides suggesting revisiting of the DVCS, the court issued directions to the Delhi government on the shortage of public prosecutors (PP) and additional PPs in the trial courts in the national capital.

The bench called for a status report from the Delhi government on steps taken to recruit more PPs and APPs and whether any promotions have been made since 2010.

With these directions the court listed the matter for further hearing on December 11.

Source: PTI

HC calls for mapping of #dengue affected areas in #Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 21 The Delhi High Court today directed the municipal corporations of the national capital to provide a geographic map of the city areas which are usually affected by vector-borne diseases like dengue.

A direction was also issued to the Centre by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar to place before it a status report on whether any steps have been taken to develop the National Capital Region (NCR) as suggested by it in May this year.

The directions for mapping of dengue-affected areas and development of the NCR came from the court when it was hearing some PILs relating to unauthorised constructions in the city.

“Give us a geographic mapping of the areas affected by dengue,” the court said and added that the map would help it issue appropriate directions.

The bench also said that carrying out the mapping would also help in better monitoring of those areas and prevention of the spread of vector-borne diseases.

The bench said that developing of the NCR would help in reducing air pollution, over-crowding and vehicular congestion in the city, apart from addressing the problems of lack of cleanliness and rise in coaching centres being run from residential areas or properties.

Source : PTI